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  • I've been asked to be less hard on myself.
    I have, in fact, been asked to do this with increasing frequency over the last few years in a variety of situations. It is now, for want of a better word, a "task" from the therapist.

    The problem is though, it's part of life isn't it? A friend of mine joked about it recently, but really, I think it is part of life. How do you push yourself onwards if you aren't a little hard on yourself?

    If I could just stop thinking and then maybe it would be easy to be easy on myself, but I'm no more capable of stopping thinking than you are.

    I would like to stop the brain churn: perhaps another part of life? Modern life at least. But apparently in order to do that I have to be less hard on myself.

    I would like to ease off the self doubt just enough to be better. This means being less hard on myself.

    I would like to stop the panic and anxiety, thunderous beasts in the night. Guess what I have to do?

    So now, I'm beating myself up because I don't know how to be less hard on myself.
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